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The Safety Net – Nadal too big a price to miss to beat Murray

| 01.07.2011

We are feeling very unpatriotic today in regards to our Safety Net Bet as we are choosing Rafael Nadal to end Andy Murray’s Wimbledon run for another year in the semi finals.

The semi finals at Wimbledon were good for the Safety Net Bet yesterday as Maria Sharapova triumphed in straight sets against Sabine Lisicki to progress into the women’s final, where she will meet Petra Kvitova.

Sharapova’s success was the third in a row for the Safety Net Bet and our balance is slowly growing again, currently sitting at £160.50.

With Murray being the focus of lots of patriotic support, it has meant that Nadal is a far bigger price than he potentially should be at 1/2.

Nadal has won both of his previous Wimbledon showdowns with Murray in straight sets, while he also holds a 4-2 advantage in head-to-head clashes across all Grand Slams.

Meanwhile, both of Murray’s victories have come on hard courts, with successes at the 2008 US Open and the Australian Open last year when Nadal was forced to retire through injury.

Furthermore, Nadal has only lost two matches at Wimbledon since 2005 and both of these have come against Roger Federer.

Although there is a strong chance that Murray will manage to take a set of Nadal for the first time at Wimbledon this year, it is doubtful that he has the tools to win the match.

To stick by our quest to guarantee £20 each day, we will be staking £40 on Nadal beating Murray and moving into a final against either Jo Wilfried Tsonga or Novak Djokovic.

Current Status:
Bank: £160.50
Today’s stake: £40
Best case scenario: £180.50
Worst case scenario: £120.50

Last Safety Net bet: Maria Sharapova to beat Sabine Lisicki @ 4/11

Wealth warning: although we are confident the safety net bet’s strategy will be profitable over a period of time, the nature of sport means we cannot guarantee you will win every single time.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.